What on earth is Romania’s problem with Rangers?

What on earth is Romania’s problem with Rangers?
Rangers' Romanian midfielder Ianis Hagi reacts to missing a chance to score a goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg football match between SC Braga and Rangers at the Municipal stadium in Braga on February 26, 2020. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP) (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty Images)

Ibrox Noise has noted with some disbelief, confusion and slight frustration the tone of reporting coming out of Romania over our club at present.

With one of the biggest stars of their country in our ranks, we’re baffled to see, rather than positive words towards Rangers in their press, a state of toxic anti-Rangers nonsense which has been coming out in a procession the past few weeks.

First we had Rivaldo saying Hagi should leave Rangers.

Next Puscas saying Hagi was a failure in life and football.

Then the absolute garbage about his father becoming new Celtic manager.

And now even more rot about Hagi leaving for Leipzig.

We can’t understand why Romania has such an issue with this player, and this club.

It’s been a non-stop conveyer belt of negative Rangers stuff, or negative Hagi stuff, and perhaps you lot are better placed than us to explain why.

We spoke recently to Digisport in Romania about Hagi, and explained he’d had issues settling in this season after a bright February and March, but had picked up in recent weeks, and that piece was at least a contrast to the otherwise negative tone we’ve seen about our club over there and that particular player.

The Hagi and Rangers story seems to be fuel for a lot of negative press, and we’re not sure why – and it’s not just Scottish press this time.

Does Romania really dislike the Hagi name that much?

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  1. It’s all about the Hagi in Romania just as it’s all about the Rangers over here. That means you get a lot of nonsense written to fill the sports pages. Take it as a compliment.

  2. Romania has no problem with Rangers, only some stupid journalists have too much hate and write shite about Hagi. Is not right to say Romania has a problem 🙂

  3. NO ONE in Romania has an issue with the CLUB, nor should they have any issues with Ianis.
    Nevertheless, there is so much negativity in the press, about Ianis, mostly undeserved.
    Yes, he carries a HUGE last name on his back, and yes, everyone has high hopes, but at the same time, no one sees the positives about him. I guess it’s easier to bash and be negative, than to take the time, to show patience and positives about our future. He’s a well educated, smart young man, who’s doing it for the love of the sport, and at this point he’s about the only Romanian player with constant stats playing in the West.

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